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Tad Sae Waterfall

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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
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Surprise hiking and beautiful waterfall

Although not easy to reach, the destination is worth it. Of course, you can take a bath (much more organized, you have chaise-long available), eat, drink or just relax. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I saw these waterfalls before Kuang Si and was very impressed. However I went to Kuang Si the next day and Tad Sae is nowhere near as spectacular

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Thank Jayme B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although not easy to reach, the destination is worth it. Of course, you can take a bath (much more organized, you have chaise-long available), eat, drink or just relax. There are activities organized such as zipline and elephant bathing. After arriving there, neither looks pretty: the zipline way too short, and elephants look like they're under stress, which I do... More 

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Thank George L D
Sydney
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tad Sae Waterfall is not as grand as Kuang Si Falls however it's still a nice place to visit. It is reachable by a 45 minute tuk tuk ride (200000 kip/usd25) and by boat (20000 kip/usd2) along the Nam Kam River. There's elephant riding or ziplining here. I highly highly recommend the ziplining.... you zipline over the falls and it's... More 

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Thank krystraveler
Boulder, Colorado
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our private tour visited here after the elephant village, and we only had an hour. Wish we would have had more time and swam in the pools and falls. We hiked around the loop and took the trail all the way up - really beautiful and worth the challenging narrow trail. Not nearly as crowded as the big falls, and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible vista. And it just keeps going. Climb to the top see where it all comes from. Beautiful - but don't be one of those backpackers insensitive to the sensibilities of the locals if you are going for a swim. An outstanding natural feature, with photo shots galore.

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Thank Keith B
Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Short jungle hike, elephant riding, swimming in the waterfall pools and zip - lining some 30+ metres above the ground. Lunch included. The guys handling the zip - line new their job, so no safety worries here. Also the equipment (by French pro - manufacturer Petzl) was state of the art and totally in ship-shape, again, no worries. Lunch was... More 

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Thank ChrisKern
Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though not as impressive as kuang si waterfall. Way less crowded though. Nice pools with Crystal clear water. You have to go on a 10 mins boat ride to get there which is very calm. Very recommended for a relaxed hot day when you want to escape the city

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Thank Robin L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here and Kuang Si Falls. We preferred these. Go as early as you can. The boat ride to get to the falls is a great start. Doesn't take long but feels like quite an adventure. Decking area looking on to falls fab but the seats are taken very quickly.

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Thank MissyAl
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited after the dry season had started, but the falls were still really beautiful. The falls are multilevel, and when we visited you could walk around on or in all of the pools pretty easily. The water was clear and cool, and the surrounds nice and quiet (apart from the handful of other tourists there at the same time).

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Thank Hannah M
Hong Kong, China
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Tad Sae waterfalls offer beautiful photo ops, with rounded tiered rocks formations that almost look alien-like and that form several large swimmable pools. The water may be brisk, but the scenery is lovely.

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